New release templates

posted on 20th of december, 2011

We are launching new and improved versions of our branded model and property release forms. The updating process is necessary, because the now outdated documents did make clear all the information we legally require from the signing parties on the present day.
It has been several years since the last update and we felt we must address the increased legal needs and that we could present the information more comprehensively and logically, plus throw in a few bonus features.

Please let me walk you through the new designs
The first thing you will notice is the new look - two column layout for better presentation and, more practically, more space efficient. You have much more writing room than on the previous release forms.
The legal text is left the same, but we have added several fields new to Dreamstime,...

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Comments (43)

Posted by Demonike on October 02, 2016
Hi Fleurdly, you can upload it while you are submitting an image or visit the PR Library section within your account admin area. When you have uploaded a MR or PR, it will be added to the respective library, so you can easily select and attach the same releases to other images you are going to upload. Use one Model Release per model (within the age group) and one release for a property. Doing this will ensure proper grouping of the submitted images in our database.
Posted by Fleurdly on September 26, 2016
First time doing this and I have a generic signed property release for my images. How do I attach it to the image so that it says I have a release.
Posted by Demonike on August 07, 2016
A release has to be signed whenever there is a recognizable person in the image - even if it is yourself. To the agency and to the buyers your connection to the models is irrelevant. To make it really black and white, we require model releases for every model. If you are the parent of your model, you can fill out the photographer's and parent's data, but you are still required to have a third person witnessing. The witness can neither be the photographer nor the undersigning parent. It can be however, the other parent to the minor.

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